The main goal is the prevention and treatment of gum disease, which is now one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. Incorporating regular professional teeth cleaning into your oral health routine can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
Why do I have to clean?
Regular visits to your dentist are important to diagnose any oral health problems before they cause symptoms or require treatment.
Even the best electric toothbrush can not reach every part of your mouth and a dentist can reach these hard to reach places to provide a professional deep cleaning. After cleaning in our dental office you will leave with a fresher, cleaner smile but the most important thing is that professional cleaning is effective and deep, under the gums.
What can I expect from a hygiene appointment?
Includes an initial oral hygiene check. Then any accumulation of harmful plaque and tartar is carefully and gently removed from the surface of your teeth and around the gum line using scalers and curettes, which are specially designed tools. Hand mirrors help the dentist locate these missing areas and locate plaque. After a good cleaning and analysis of the overall health of the gums, we will give your teeth shine with a gentle abrasive material to remove any surface stains. In cases where there is wear, fluoride or antibacterial gel may be applied.
Dealing with tooth cracks
Cracks in the teeth are tiny cavities and grooves that appear on the surface of the teeth and are extremely common, especially in the back teeth and molars. It is easy to lose these narrow cracks with regular brushing, which means that bacteria can accumulate in the cavities and lead to wear and tear on your teeth. Fissure sealants are a quick and convenient preventative measure that can be applied by your dentist to prevent tooth decay. Your dentist will be able to advise you if this is a recommended treatment for your teeth.
Complete oral care
Prevention is better than cure, and detecting early signs of tooth decay or gingivitis allows your dentist to address the problem quickly.